On February 27, ITIAH Angels for Learning (IAFL) held its first remote coding workshop for youngsters ages 7 and up. The event was cohosted by IAFL’s webmaster Khadija Franklin, an experienced instructor with Black Girls Code, and IAFL’s IT specialist Derek Kumi.
Participants created a Code a Frogger game, which required them to move an animated frog across the road to win points by eating bugs. Instructors Khadija and Derek chatted with participants and learned about their hobbies and other interests. More than 15 children attended the session.
“We enjoyed the kids and the sense of enthusiasm they brought to the class,” says Derek Kumi. “The turnout was good. Due to the success of our first coding event, Khadija and I would love to do more coding events with kids ages 7-12 and teenagers 14-17. We thank all of the parents and guardians for allowing us to enrich their children’s lives. We hope you allow us to do so again in the future.”
View the slides here.
By Derek Kumi